Our Services

From diagnosis to treatment and recovery, the Providence Stroke Center team provides advanced care at every stage of stroke.

Acute rehabilitation services

Recovery from serious illness or injury often requires intense physical, occupational and speech therapy. Once a patient is discharged from the...

Cerebral angiogram

During this X-ray test, a catheter is inserted through a blood vessel in the groin or arm and moved up through the vessel into the brain. A dye is...

Computed tomography (CT) scan

CT scans, also known as CAT scans, obtain multiple cross-sectional images of the body by using special X-rays and computer enhancement to create an...

Computed tomography angiography (CTA)

CT angiography is a test that can show if coronary arteries are becoming narrow from coronary artery disease. It can also show calcium buildup in...

Endovascular coiling procedure

During this procedure, a small tube is inserted into the affected artery and positioned near the aneurysm. Tiny metal coils are then moved through...

Gamma Knife Perfexion

Gamma Knife is the most advanced radiosurgical tool available to treat a variety of brain lesions and disorders, including cancers of the brain. An alternative to invasive surgery, Gamma Knife Perfexion used at the Gamma Knife Center of Oregon focuses 192 independent beams of radiation on a single, precisely targeted location. With pinpoint accuracy, Gamma Knife can destroy tumors with no incisions, minimal blood loss and minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

Magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA)

A magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of blood vessels inside the body. It is...

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a simple, painless procedure. It uses a strong magnet and radio waves to produce high-quality pictures of...

Neuropsychological testing

You may be asked to have a neuropsychological evaluation if your doctor needs help in diagnosing your condition. A clinical neuropsychologist has...

Surgical clipping

This surgery involves placing a small metal clip around the base of the aneurysm to isolate it from normal blood circulation. This decreases the...

Thrombolytic or 'clot busting' drugs

Thrombolytic or "clot-busting" drugs offer an emergency treatment option for some people who are having a stroke. 

Transcranial Doppler studies

A transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) may be used in children with sickle cell disease to evaluate their risk of stroke. In adults, TCD can be...